Crown of Love, Vol. 1by Yun Kouga
Sixteen-year-old Hisayoshi "Kumi" Tajima wasn't looking for love. But after he accidentally bumps into teen idol Rima Fujio, he can't stop thinking about her. Living worlds apart, he'll never have a chance to meet her again. Until Rima's former agent Ikeshiba gives him the perfect opportunity--by turning Hisayoshi into an idol himself! Too bad Rima only sees him as competition for Ikeshiba's attention...
Meet the Author
Yun Kouga began her career as a doujinshi author and debuted in 1986 with the original manga Metal Heart, serialized in Comic VAL. She is the creator of the popular series Loveless and Earthian, along with many manga and anime projects, including character design for Gundam 00. Her works Crown of Love and Gestalt are also published by VIZ.
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This manga was alright, but it didn't pull me in. The story is mediocre. It's just about a guy who falls in love with an idol when he first sees her, and he is willing to do anything to meet her again. Of course once he meets her, the idol doesn't return his feelings so now he's on a quest to win her over. Boring. The author doesn't even really do anything to spice it up a little. I'm disappointed she didn't make this story darker, because to fall in love with an idol the instant you see them and then obsess about them isn't exactly healthy. But this a romance (I'm assuming), and Hisayoshi isn't painted as a creep, but as a lovestruck teen. Again, boring. But maybe the next volume will be better, because this one mainly focuses on Hisayoshi finding a way to be near Rima. The other characters aren't any better. They're typical and run-of-the mill. I was particularly annoyed by the little kid who serves sort of as a sidekick to Hisayoshi, and I hope he doesn't pop up again in the other volumes, but I bet he has some significant part to play later on. The art is good. It's easy to tell who is who, but the character designs are plain, especially for supporting characters. The narration of the story is okay. I could follow what was going on, but there are a number of flashbacks thrown in, and the author doesn't make it obvious when there is one.